FAT AT72 at Taichung on Apr 20th 2019, temporary runway excursion on landing

Last Update: August 19, 2020 / 17:18:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 20, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
FE-3060

Destination
Taichung, Taiwan

Aircraft Registration
B-28082

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

Airport ICAO Code
RCMQ

A FAT Far Eastern Air Transport Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration B-28082 performing flight FE-3060 from Magong to Taichung (Taiwan) with 72 people on board, landed on Taichung's runway 36 at about 21:19L (13:19Z) but veered left off the runway and rolled with all gear over grass temporarily before returning onto the runway. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained no damage.

The airport reported neither aircraft nor runway lights were damaged when the aircraft went off the runway temporarily.

Taiwan's ASC dispatched investigators on site and opened an investigation into the occurrence.

On Aug 14th 2020 Taiwan's ASC released their final report in Chinese and executive summary in English concluding the probable causes of the occurrence were:

Findings Related to Probable Causes

1. The flight crew did not fully correct the aircraft's left deviation before landing. They did not see the centerline and touched down on the left side of the runway. The appropriate wet runway landing techniques was not applied, and the flight crew did not properly correct the aircraft's left deviation tendency after landing.

Findings Related to Risk

1. The current CRM training and assessment of the Far East Air Transport were not effectively meet the objective of the training, which affected the flight crew's ability to assess relevant risks, threats, situation awareness, communicate and the decisions making during the flight.

2. The runway of Taichung Airport has no center line lights and poor runway drainage function, which affecting the landing operation of the aircraft under poor weather condition.

Other Findings

1. The runway of Taichung Airport may contaminated due to rain, but the existing factual data does not have sufficient evidence to show that the runway condition affected the aircraft landing operation.

2. There is no evidence show that this accident related to the flight crew’s fatigue.

3. The relevant Far East manuals lack detailed operation instructions related to wet/slippery runways, and the flight crew operation manuals and flight manuals lack related reference content required for aircraft training manuals.

4. The right engine RPM and turbine temperature did drop temporarily during aircraft veered off the runway, which may cause by water inject into the engine intake.

5. There is no evidence to show that the flight crew had affected by any drugs and alcohol during the flight.

6. There is no evidence to show that the occurrence was relate to aircraft maintenance, aircraft system and weight and balance of aircraft.

Metars:
RCMQ 201441Z 09004KT 1200 R36/P2000 -RA VCTS BR SCT004 BKN008 FEW016CB OVC020 22/22 Q1010 RMK A2984 TS E STNRY=
RCMQ 201404Z 05003KT 0600 R36/1400U TSRA SCT004 BKN008 FEW016CB OVC020 23/22 Q1010 NOSIG RMK A2985 TS SW MOV E=
RCMQ 201400Z 03004KT 0600 R36/1100D RA VCTS FG SCT004 BKN008 FEW016CB OVC020 23/22 Q1010 NOSIG RMK A2985 RA AMT 12.5MM TS W MOV S=
RCMQ 201330Z 02005KT 0600 R36/P2000 RA VCTS FG SCT004 BKN008 FEW016CB OVC020 23/22 Q1010 NOSIG RMK A2984 TS W MOV VRBL=
RCMQ 201300Z 34008KT 0600 R36/1400N RA VCTS FG SCT004 BKN008 FEW016CB OVC020 23/23 Q1010 BECMG 0300 RA VCTS FG RMK A2983 RA AMT 4.0MM TS S STNRY=
RCMQ 201242Z 30009KT 0600 R36/1400D RA VCTS BR SCT004 BKN008 FEW016CB OVC020 23/23 Q1010 NOSIG RMK A2983 TS SW MOV SE=
RCMQ 201230Z 31010KT 0800 R36/1600N -RA VCTS BR SCT004 BKN008 FEW016CB OVC020 23/23 Q1010 NOSIG RMK A2983 TS SW MOV SE=
RCMQ 201221Z 31007KT 0800 R36/1600D -RA VCTS BR SCT004 BKN008 FEW016CB OVC020 23/23 Q1009 NOSIG RMK A2981 TS SW MOV VRBL=
RCMQ 201200Z 35003KT 1400 R36/P2000 -RA BR FEW006 FEW016CB BKN025 BKN050 23/23 Q1008 NOSIG RMK A2979 CB SW=
RCMQ 201130Z 34002KT 1400 R36/P2000 -RA BR FEW012 BKN025 BKN050 23/23 Q1008 NOSIG RMK A2978=
RCMQ 201116Z 30005KT 1400 R36/P2000 -RA BR FEW012 BKN025 BKN050 24/23 Q1007 NOSIG RMK A2976=
RCMQ 201103Z 30005KT 2400 -RA BR FEW012 BKN025 BKN050 24/23 Q1007 NOSIG RMK A2976=
RCMQ 201100Z 30003KT 3200 VCSH BR FEW012 BKN025 BKN050 24/23 Q1007 NOSIG RMK A2976 VCSH SW=
RCMQ 201049Z 32001KT 3200 VCSH BR FEW012 BKN025 BKN050 25/24 Q1007 NOSIG RMK A2977 VCSH SW=
RCMQ 201030Z 35002KT 4000 VCSH BR FEW012 BKN025 BKN050 25/24 Q1007 NOSIG RMK A2976 VCSH SW=
RCMQ 201013Z 34003KT 4000 VCSH BR FEW012 BKN025 BKN050 25/24 Q1007 NOSIG RMK A2976 VCSH SW=
RCMQ 201000Z 35003KT 5000 BR FEW012 SCT025 BKN050 24/24 Q1007 BECMG 3000 -RA BR RMK A2976=
RCMQ 200930Z 34002KT 5000 BR FEW012 SCT025 BKN050 26/24 Q1007 NOSIG RMK A2975=
RCMQ 200919Z 32003KT 5000 BR FEW012 SCT025 BKN050 26/24 Q1007 BECMG 4000 BR RMK A2975=
RCMQ 200900Z 33005KT 6000 FEW012 SCT025 BKN050 26/23 Q1007 NOSIG RMK A2975=
RCMQ 200830Z 34002KT 8000 FEW012 SCT025 BKN050 26/23 Q1007 NOSIG RMK A2976=
RCMQ 200800Z 31002KT 9000 FEW012 SCT025 BKN050 26/23 Q1008 NOSIG RMK A2977=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 20, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
FE-3060

Destination
Taichung, Taiwan

Aircraft Registration
B-28082

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

Airport ICAO Code
RCMQ

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